I have decided to go ahead and buy some pullet chicks from the local feed store, I just can't decide on a breed yet. I nearly bought 6 "Barred Rocks" today but it turned out they were actually Cuckoo Marans, so i decided to wait until their next shipment because I am just not familiar enough with that breed to commit to 6 for my new laying flock, lol. I know BR's are good layers and of course are very pretty. What kind of laying hens do you think would look good strolling around the yard with Mr. Fuzzy? No idea what he is besides Standard size, silked & has a slight barred pattern going on. The new girls will be my new Layers, so they will need to be good producers, broodiness doesn't really matter since I have Cochins Here's Mr.Fuzzy. He's still young so he should fill in more over the next few months, i think he's gonna have a very Cochin tail.